With hot summer weather comes a strong desire to make cold-brewed coffee. There is nothing quite like starting the morning off with an iced-coffee in hand.
- 4.5 ounces (Approximately 1¾ cups) whole coffee beans
- 3½ Cups Cold water
- Coffee Filter
- Mesh strainer
- Blend 1¾ cups of whole coffee beans until coarsely ground.
- Add 3½ cups of cold water.
- Cover and let sit for at least 12-hours or up to a full day.
- After it is finished steeping, line a mesh strainer with a coffee filter.
- Now you have a cold brew concentrate that you can dilute to your taste, flavor with cream and simple syrup, or store in your fridge for up to a week.
See the video instructions below…
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I like to dilute my iced-coffee and drink it in a mason tumbler. I swear it tastes better this way. I mix it with fat-free milk and homemade vanilla syrup. If I am feeling Martha Stewart like, I’ll even make some sea salt and vanilla caramel on occasion. Nom. Nom. Nom.
I also like to make coffee ice cubes in the summer. If you’ll be sipping iced-coffee out in the heat, this stops your drink from being watered down. And in the evening, try pouring Baileys Irish Cream over your coffee ice-cubes. Mmmmm.
A quick word of warning: if you make coffee cubes in white ice cube trays, the coffee might stain them. I have a special set of colored trays for making coffee cubes. After they are frozen, I store the cubes in a Ziploc freezer bag so they don’t take up as much space.
Looking for more ways to use your ice-coffee?
Have you heard of the Zoku Quick Pop Maker? It creates popsicles in 7-minutes flat and because of the quick freeze, the pops don’t get the funky icy flavor that sometimes occurs with popsicles made in the freezer. I am so trying vanilla flavored coffee and cream pops this summer. I can’t wait.
Doesn’t that sound delicious? You can learn more about this awesome popsicle contraption on Amazon.
Do you have a morning ritual when it comes to your coffee? I’d love to hear about it. Let’s chat in the comments.
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